Cranberry Fudge Recipe
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 package (5 ounces) dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil. Coat the foil with cooking spray; set aside.
- 2. In a heavy saucepan, combine chocolate chips and corn syrup. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon until thickened and glossy, about 5 minutes. Stir in cranberries and walnuts. Spread into prepared pan; refrigerate until firm.
- 3. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan; discard foil. Cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/3 pounds (81 pieces).
1 piece equals 36 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.
Reviews for Cranberry Fudge
"used dried cherries instead and omitted nuts and used milk chocolate as a personal choice and this fudge is fantastic!"
"Easy family favorite that is incredibly delicious and lo-cal at just 81 calories per piece!"
"We have another fudge recipe similar to this one but doesn't have anything added to it. Thought I'd try this one and it's excellent!"
"Very good! My husband really liked it and I liked the addition of the cranberries."
"Fabulous! No need to try & alter it - original couldn't be better. It was rated highest of allmy Christmas treats by family & friends. Combination of sweet vs tart is great!Baking for 66 yrs."
"Did not care for it at all. ......did not resemble fudge. Waste of time and ingredients."
"Sweet n Tart Delight! First batch I followed the recipe and it was GREAT! 2nd batch I switched to pecans and stirred in about 2 tbsp shredded coconut. It was a most delicious variation! I like the lower fat/ calorie aspects of this recipe. The blend of sweet and tart is just plain yummie! I'm a guy with limited cooking experience and this was easy enough that I could do it! Thanks Taste of Home!"
"I did not change this recipe at all. My grandson said it was the best fudge he ever had. On Christmas day, after dinner, he said that he felt like a piece of fruit. I asked him if he wanted and apple. He said that no, he was thinking of a small piece of fruit; like a cranberry. We all laughed because what he really wanted was a piece of fudge!"
"I love this recipe! I have made it with different kinds of nuts, it is really good with cashews or with black walnuts!"
"After reading all the great reviews about this fudge I just had to try it. Plus it looked so easy and I had all of the ingredients on hand (unlike other fudge recipes that use marshmallows or marshmallow creme this one did not). Overall the taste is okay, almost an acquired taste with the cranberries. It will get eaten, but I won't be making it again."
"Love this fudge recipe. So good, fast and easy to make. A big hit with friends and family!"
"I made this during the Christmas holidays with both cranberries and dried cherries. Both were a hit! I took a batch to work and everybody raved over them and got several requests for the recipe. I will try the recipe next with white chocolate chips"
"I made this recipe at Christmas. I thought it was very good, but it was quite rich so a small piece was a sufficient serving."
"My family loved the chocolaty taste and that it was not real sweet plus the cranberrys made it look special for Christmas."
"Not too sweet...I also made it with cherries; still a great taste. Made this for friends at Xmas time. Fast and easy."
"A very good recipe for fudge, not real sweet or rich!!! I will definitely make it again!!!! My friend who is a diabetic, loved it!!!"
"I used Milk Chocolate bits instead of Semi-sweet and received rave reviews. Eleanor"
"My husband and 2 boys thought this was the most wonderful fudge they had ever tasted. It is easy to make and tastes dreamy."
"I had never tried doing fudge before! It turned out well and was so easy to do. I used peacans instead of walnuts and we all loved it."
"I don't usually make fudge, but this sounded too easy and delicious to pass up! It's really good! I use dried cranberries and no-fat evaporated milk, so it should be even lower in fat. No guilt with eating this fudge! I only had a 8x8 square pan,so I ended up with less pieces.I will be making this every Christmas!"
"My 3 1/2 yr old son and almost 5 yr old daughter helped me make this. We used fat free evap. milk. It was awesome! Thank-you so much. We got 96 servings in our dish, though. Yum, YUM!rumbamel, IL"
"I made this for a Holiday get together. This was really easy & not too sweet & with the tartness of the cranberries it was great!"
"Made the fudge and the family enjoyed it very much."
"I made two batches one with dried cranberries and one with dried cherries both were yummy but we liked the dried cherries the best"
"great,an simple recipe.one of the best i've tried from this site. i sub'ed pecans for the walnuts and had to make a second batch to hide. the first batch went way to FAST"
"I made this and packaged for our Christmas bags at my Red Hatters meeting. I also made some and took for all to sample. Everyone just loved it. They like the tart cranberry mixed with the sweet chocolate. I would say this is a recipe to keep."
"I made this to share with my TOPS group tonight-and passed it out along with the recipe. They loved it. A perfect dieter's delight. Super simple to make."
"I've made three batches of this since the recipe was posted. Everyone thinks it's terrific!"
"This is a fab recipe that I will add to my Christmas candy file. So easy and simple but tastes great.Thought it would be too bitter with the semi-sweet chips but the sweetness of the cranberries evened everything out. N Hurst Chanute Ks"
"I made a batch with dark chocolate chips and my family went wild. This recipe is definitely a keeper. "
"Re: Cranberry FudgeIt was wonderful. Best fudge for ease of making I have tried. Friends all raved about the sweet/tart contrastct"
"Re: Cranberry FudgeIt turned out fine,is yummy, but I will try it with half milk chocolate morsels next time to enhance the flavor."
"The Fudge was soft, and never harden up enough to really enjoy. Premeasured all ingredients first, mixed until my arm was going to fall off and it never did harden up. Diffently would not make again !!Waste of time and money."
"It turned out great and firmed up just fine. I did measure out all of my ingredients first so that there would be no delay in between steps. I also put in a full cup of walnuts. Absolutely delicious!"
"The fudge did not get hard , the flavor was okay but it to be eaten with a spoon, I would not make it again"
"excellent - everyone raves !!!!"
"It was a cinch to make and a pleasure to eat!! It is definately going to stay on my list of candies to make and enjoy! Thanks for sharing. Judy7"
"Yes, I made it last week and for a first timer, it was a huge success and we're enjoying it so much. Mary Brannan"
"I haven't tasted them but the hub's said they are very rich. Think they will be around for awhile."
"Well still not sure what I did wrong but the fudge never set.. so instead of throwing it all away I melted a bag of semi-sweet chips with a tbsp of shortening in a double boiler. I used a spoon to scoup out the fudge and rolled into balls and dipped them in the melted choc. Put them in the refrigerator to harden and had the best tasting new creation. Even served them at our neighborhood get together and had many that wanted the recipe!"
"I made the cranberry fudge using soy creamer, it turned out very good. I have a child who has a sever allergy to all dairy products. So I was able to use soy creamer in place of the evaporated milk. Thanks for the recipe. Some recipes don't do well when you use substitutes. It was a hit."
"Re: Cranberry FudgeThis is an easy and very delicious recipe. My husband usually doesn't care for fudge, but he loved it!ginamc"
"This is just the greatest! After melting the chocolate chips, I did not need to beat the mixture for five minutes. Just a few turns of the spoon! I have shared this with neighbors and they agree as to how good it is. Thanks for submitting the recipe."
"This fudge was excellent. I'm not usually fond of fudge. It's usually too sweet but this was excellent.CS"
"i made this fudge for my xmas open house & everyone loved itwill definately make again"
"I love it! I actually took out the cranberries and put in marshmellows they melted a bit but were great like rocky road. And I threw a few on top to make them look more festive."
"When I made this recipe I used cashews, which my family prefer, instead of walnuts, and the result was so well received. I made several batches and all could not get enough of it. It was so easy to make. This is definitely a keeper."
"This is so simple to make and soooo good. It is not as sweet as a lot of fudge and I like that. I've already made several batches for Christmas."
"I do a different one and it comes out great and easy using white chips and frosting add cranberries"
"I made this recipe for an office function and it was a big hit! Very easy and quick to make. I can see using other combinations as well, such as, coconut and macadamia nuts."
"I just made this fudge for our Goody Day at work & it is excellent. Easy to make and enjoyed by all."
"I've never been much of a candy maker, but this was easy. I used more walnuts and substituted dried cherries and it is good. I also used the tip of cutting it with a pizza cutter which is a great tip!"
"I made this before seeing the recipe! I used the Kraft "Fantasy Fudge" recipe (I use a bag of small marshmallows instead of the marshmallow cream though). I put dried cranberries and chopped pecans. Wonderful! I made to give some away - I have to make more because my family ate it all!MAMMAWILMOTH"
"Oh my goodness! I am SO HAPPY to see a guilt-free recipe for fudge. :)"
"not only does this sound good but i would rather use dried cherries in stead of cranberry now that sounds awesome must go make it now"
"Sounds like it is good enough for more."
"YES THAT IS "REAL" 9 INCHES ACROSS AND 9 INCHES DOWN EACH PIECE ONE INCH BY ONE INCH IS 9x9=81! DO THE MATH!!!GRGRANDMOM"
"Actually, if a person cut 1-in squares (meaning 1 x 1 in.) in a 9x9 pan (9 x 9 = 81), that person really would get 81 servings (if each piece was a serving)! I can't wait to try these!"
"You have got to be kidding!! A 9x9 pan yields 81 servings! Get real."
"this Cranberry Fudge is one of the most delicious fudges I have ever eaten. I get so many compliments on it everytime I make it."